Major League Soccer News
FACTBOX-Soccer-Spain v Morocco
By Richard Martin
World Cup fans enjoy Tatar culture at Summer festival
KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Football fans from around the globe visiting Kazan for the World Cup got a taste of traditional Tatar culture at the Sabantuy Summer festival on Saturday.
Panama picks same team for tougher test against England
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Panama will field the same line-up that lost their opening World Cup game to Belgium when they face an England side that coach Hernan Dario Gomez expects to be an even tougher proposition on Sunday.
Soccer-Alvarez in for Ayala in Mexico team to face South Korea
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, June 23 (Reuters) - Edson Alvarez was brought in as center back for Mexico's World Cup Group F game against South Korea on Saturday in the only change made by coach Jose Luis Osorio after the Latin Americans defeated defending champions Germany.
Soccer-Panama pick same team for tougher test against England
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 23 (Reuters) - Panama will field the same line-up that lost their opening World Cup game to Belgium when they face an England side that coach Hernan Dario Gomez expects to be an even tougher proposition on Sunday.
Soccer-Manicures in World Cup designs hit the nail on the head
SAMARA, Russia, June 23 (Reuters) - "I love to make nails beautiful," says manicurist Natalia, as she applies the finishing touches to a World Cup soccer ball design on her friend's nail in her home in Samara.
Soccer-Japan's Nishino says marking Mane is not the whole answer
YEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 23 (Reuters) - Japan will mark Senegal's Sadio Mane with up to three players in Sunday's World Cup Group H clash but his influence will still run deep throughout the African side, Japanese head coach Akira Nishino believes.
UPDATE 2-Soccer-Crate expectations: Moscow shops stockpile beer for World Cup fans
MOSCOW, June 22 (Reuters) - Moscow's shops are stocking up on beer to slake the thirst of World Cup fans after some bars reported shortages.
Spain counts on more Costa goals to secure top spot
KALININGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - Spain will be looking for their unlikely new World Cup figurehead Diego Costa to strike again against already eliminated Morocco on Monday as they bid to outscore Portugal and grab top spot in Group B.
Iceland must turn defense into attack to keep World Cup dream alive
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - World Cup upstarts Iceland will need a new, attack-minded game-plan, and a lot more from their creative star Gylfi Sigurdsson, when they battle against the odds to keep their Russia 2018 dreams alive on Tuesday by beating in-form Croatia.
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